Simple, Yet Stunning Nail Looks You Should Try This Summer

Summer is the best season of the year to experiment with new looks! Shimmering glitter, vivid color combinations, peaceful prints and fun textures - when you see these gorgeous elements your eyes are instantly drawn to these creative designs. So how do you effortlessly recreate these beautiful designs on your nails? Here's ten simple yet creative nail designs you must try this summer that look intricate at first glance but are rather simple to create!


Your nails deserve to be sprinkled just like a decadent cupcake! Create a smooth color transition with an ombre gradient with the colors of your choice. For a subtle gradient, choose monochromatic shades that are in the same color family. For a dramatic gradient effect, choose a bright and vivid shade and pair with an opaque shade of white. For the finale, add a clear top coat enriched with colorful particles.  


If you are looking for a lively everyday nail look, go for this delicate combination of poppy pink with glittery accents. Usually, glittery nail polish is applied on the ring finger nails but you can get more creative this summer by alternating nail designs. Embellish the look with a fun ornate floral print with a tribal inspired feel to it.

Summer is all about color! The more colors you wear on your nails the better! However, brightly painted finger nails are often considered inappropriate for the office and professional atmospheres. Opt for a sophisticated dark nail polish and create one or two accent nails with an ombre gradient on them. This way you get color and aren't breaking any dress codes, either!


If neons and bright hues aren't your thing, try jewel tones. The eggplant shade in royal purple is another great option for office-appropriate summer nails. The color should be rich and well-pigmented. For an opaque finish, use two thin layers of nail polish. Stamp the nails in a scroll and flourish print in a metallic finish for a glam look. Seal the nails with a clear glossy or matte top coat.


Normally, you wouldn't think of pairing pastels with vivid brights but the contrasting shades really make this next summer beach design pop! Thanks to the summery palm tree design on a sunset background, a regular pastel blue manicure transforms into a summery paradise!


Sometimes all your nails need is holographic polish! All it takes is one polish for a multidimensional, color shifting look. Apply a base coat on your nails to even them out and two thin coats of holographic nail polish. To make the rainbows shine brighter, finish your manicure with glossy top coat.


Soft pastel hues are great for summertime. This pure blue nail polish with subtle iridescent particles creates an illusion of a crystal clear ocean bottom, therefore fish scales and a mermaid silhouette are going to be an ideal complement for this shade of blue. You can freehand these details or use a nail stamping plate to ease the task.  


Speaking of cute and easy summer-ready nails designs, what do you think of these tender flowers inspired by Marimekko print? A pure white nail canvas adorned with cherry red flowers and artistic black strokes is simple yet original.


This mouth-watering nail design reminds us of our favorite sour candies! To create this juicy and colorful gradient effect on your nails use a cosmetic wedge sponge and your favorite colors. Lime green and sunny yellow, turquoise and ocean blue, magenta and sky blue and lavender and pink - aren't these color combos fantastic? Tie in the look with a shimmering top coat.


It is hard to imagine summer without a refreshing ocean breeze, steaming sandy beach and cool waves. An ocean inspired nail art with a vivid blue base, teal blue wavy print and bubble-like glitter on the ring nails - simplicity is genius!

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